Everly Brothers – A Date With The Everly Brothers (1960)

A Date with the Everly Brothers is the fourth studio album by the rock and roll duo the Everly Brothers, released in 1960. It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Pop albums charts and reached No. 3 in the UK.

The song “Love Hurts” appears here for the first time. It would subsequently be covered by numerous other artists. Other than the “Cathy’s Clown”/”Always It’s You” single, all of the tracks on A Date with the Everly Brothers were recorded in just four sessions during July 1960.

Track Listing:

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Made to Love” Phil Everly 2:05
2. “That’s Just Too Much” Don Everly, Phil Everly 2:40
3. “Stick With Me Baby” Mel Tillis 1:57
4. “Baby What You Want Me to Do” Jimmy Reed 2:20
5. “Sigh, Cry, Almost Die” Everly, Everly 2:18
6. “Always It’s You” Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant 2:30
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Love Hurts” Boudleaux Bryant 2:23
2. “Lucille” Albert Collins, Richard Penniman 2:32
3. “So How Come (No One Loves Me)” Bryant, Bryant 2:18
4. “Donna, Donna” Bryant, Bryant 2:15
5. “A Change of Heart” Bryant, Bryant 2:07
6. “Cathy’s Clown” Everly, Everly 2:25

Review: Although the material is not on the killer level of It’s Everly Time, there are some very fine songs on their second Warner LP. Includes “Cathy’s Clown,” their raucous cover of Little Richard’s “Lucille,” “Love Hurts” (which preceded Roy Orbison’s hit version), and “So How Come” (covered by the Beatles in 1963 on the BBC). — Richie Unterberger

Schill Score: 5/10

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